Why Skyworks Can't Be Rescheduled

The Lord Mayor speaks.

One of the big questions arising on social media out of the cancellation of Skyworks 2017 was, could the show be rescheduled for another night?

Today, the Lord Mayor fronted a press conference to explain why, from a logistical point of view, it’s simply not possible.

To hear her press conference in full, click below.

Premier Colin Barnett released a media statement today expressing his condolences.

On behalf of West Australians, my heartfelt sympathies and thoughts go to the family and loved ones of Peter Lynch and Endah Cakrawati.

I spoke with Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Deputy Premier Liza Harvey last night, and the decision to cancel the Australia Day fireworks following this tragedy was the right thing to do.

I would like to thank all West Australians for their understanding of that decision to cancel the Skyworks event.

Colin Barnett, Premier